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Techniques

Crazy for Coils!

March 29, 2015
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I am crazy for spinning coiled yarns!!!  I wrote a blog post about it that I hope you will enjoy over at www.fiberygoodness.com this week…here is the link.  Enjoy!

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Learning to Spin Paper Thread with Susan J. Byrd

January 4, 2015
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Several months ago, during an online spinning session, the group and I started to discuss making yarn out of paper and one of the participants mentioned the book on the Japanese art of making paper thread and weaving with it, A Song of Praise for Shifu by Susan J. Byrd.  Straight away, I ordered the […]

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Class Review: “Spindling – From Fluff to Stuff” with Drucilla Pettibone and August Love!

August 23, 2012

It’s safe to say that I’ve taken more than my fair share of fiber arts classes over the past six years.  It all started with learning to knit again (starting with socks!) and in short order, I wanted to make my own yarns.  A lot of people can sit down with a book, the materials, and the […]

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Featured Artist Updates: Kristine Haddock, Ashley Martineau, Karen Clothier, Amy Urato and Pluckyfluff

December 28, 2011

Publisher’s Notes:   I am writing this while on vacation and it’s a joy to do things at a more leisurely pace.  Of course, before I left, I made a list of things to do while away.  Unlike my usual lists, this list was filled with pleasurable tasks such as making samples for a friend who […]

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Field Report: Weaving Week, Part 2

July 28, 2011

Good Evening and Hello to all my Fibery Friends! Tonight we wrap up what happened at the end of weaving week at The Mannings. As I mentioned last week, we (my significant other and myself) had to stay late on the third day of class to catch up so that all of our projects would […]

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Field Report: Weaving Week, Part 1

July 21, 2011

Greetings, Fiber Lovers!  This week I’m bringing you field reports from my week long weaving class at The Mannings Handweaving School and Supply Center in East Berlin, PA being taught by Handwoven Magazine’s Teacher of the Year, Tom Knisely.  And, how timely this report is given how many Spin Artiste readers recently mentioned as to […]

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